How to Use Joomla Memcache on a VPS

Memcache is very powerful and has been widely supported by current CMS including WordPress and Joomla.

Steps to enable memcache in Joomla.

  • Open or edit your Joomla configuration.php file and then locate and change the following lines:
public $caching = '0'; 
public $cache_handler = 'file';


public $caching = '2'; 
public $cache_handler = 'memcache';
  • Add the following line right after the line above ( public $cache_handler = 'memcache'; ):
public $memcache_server_host = 'localhost'; 
public $memcache_server_port = '11211';

And save the configuration configuration.php file

  • Login to your Joomla admin area and then select the Global Configuration -> System tab. After that, enable persistent memcache and follow the configuration as shown in the following screen shot:

note: we recommend that you do not enable memcache compression because in some cases it can cause the website display to be damaged.

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